Archive for February 18th, 2011

Great Moments In Conservative Journalism

This is awesome: Conservative talk radio host Vicki McKenna cites her own Facebook comment as proof that liberals are threatening the life of Wisconsin’s horrible thuggish Republican governor (kinda like the Bush administration planting Iraq WMD stories in the NYT and then using them as proof that Iraq had WMDs), then questions The Awl’s journalistic standards when they ask her about it:

After several tries, we finally reached McKenna. She responded to our questions about the source, writing only that “it was a post from a friend” and that “no, i don;t have a link.” McKenna added: “as a former reporter, i am interested to know how you conceive this as a news story, though?”

I guess it’s not a proper news story unless your sole source is yourself.

(h/t Phoenix Woman)

2 comments February 18th, 2011 at 11:19am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Media,Politics,Republicans,Wankers

Everything You Do Is Wrong

Michele Bachmann seriously needs a hobby or something…

Michele Bachmann wants Michelle Obama to quit meddling with American moms – especially their breastfeeding habits.

The Tea Party darling and Minnesota congresswoman slammed the First Lady for supporting a tax break on breast pumps, accusing her of trying to lead a “nanny state.”

“I’ve given birth to five babies and I breastfed every single one of these babies,” said Bachmann earlier this week on Laura Ingraham’s radio show. “To think that government has to go out and buy my breast pump for my babies. You wanna talk about the nanny state? I think we just got the new definition of a nanny.”

Breastfeeding = Liberty!  Breast Pumps = Socialist Government Takeover!

This is even dumber than the ongoing conservative freakout over Michelle Obama’s attempts to educate parents on the value of healthy food and exercise for their kids (and you can’t tell me that they wouldn’t have been beside themselves with admiration if Laura Bush had done the exact same thing).  They’re just reflexively opposing and attacking everything coming out of the White House, no matter how benign or innocuous it might be.

February 18th, 2011 at 07:19am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Obama,Politics,Republicans,Wankers


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